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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR INITIATING RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR

HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS

(CFDA No. 84.128)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended, Title

I, Part C, Section 316, (29 U.S.C, 701).  (Expires September 30, 1986).

Funding Since 1981:

Fiscal Year                                         Authorization                                   Appropriation

1981                         Indefinite                                       $2,000,000

1982                         $2,000,000                                        1,884,000

1983                          2,000,000                                        2,000,000

1984                          2,000,000                                        2,000,000

Purpose; To establish or initiate programs of recreational activities for
handicapped individuals, with special emphasis on expanding services for
handicapped clients of State vocational rehabilitation agencies. The
recreational activities carried out within these projects are diverse in
scope and are intended to contribute to the handicapped person's rehabili-
tation, mobility and socialization.

II.  RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417 (a)

A.  Goals and Objectives:

o To fund recreation projects that will promote and expand the mobility
and socialization of handicapped Individuals.

o To promote the development or Improvement of physical fitness and
leisure time programs for the mentally and physically handicapped.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments:

o Projects address mobility and socialization through indoor and outdoor
leisure activities such as sports and arts and crafts.

o Therapeutic and physical-development activities included fitness
clinics, swimming and camping.

C.  Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness:

In FY 1984 an estimated 16,000 handicapped individuals were served by the
28 projects funded. No Information about project effectiveness 1s avail-
able.PONSE TO GEPA 417(b)